Polo Shirt Logo Contest
Winning Entry by Joe Holford
Creating glass art and glass jewelry is Joe Holford’s main passion. He also spends a good deal of time drawing, creating graphics, designing greeting cards and notepads. He believes life is too short to be serious and tries to spread the fun and humor at all points.
Inspiration for his work comes from everything around him. Whether it be the beautiful flowers blooming or the colors of fall and winter, everything creates fresh inspiration and new ideas.
In support of TDS’s efforts, designers had the opportunity to create a logo to be embroidered on volunteer polo shirts for the 2013 TDS summer volunteer work-study trip to Tanzania. The logo designs highlight TDS’s mission and objectives and represent our volunteers well during their work in Tanzania.
1st Runner-Up Pete Hayman
Pete is an Industrial Designer with additional experience in graphic design, digital editing and sales and marketing. If you know of additional projects or open positions FT or PT, please email Pete at firstname.lastname@example.org
This logo was inspired by an photo taken in Tanzania. The books, positions of the figures and the broken border represent the power of learning to help people rise up and break out into new and greater areas. Thank you to TDS for aspiring to reach this goal in their important work.
2nd Runner-Up Michal Ojrzanowski
Michal is an alumnus of the UIUC School of Architecture and the Study Abroad Program at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Versailles France. Since graduating in 2012, he has worked at a noted architecture practice in Poland and is currently practicing in Chicago. Interested in too many things at once, Michal find himself pursuing art, design, and the finer things in life.
The artistic intent of the logo for the 2013 Nyegina trip is to abstract the figures present in the current TDS logo into a circular link that alludes to the intricate floral imagery of Tanzanian textiles. The messages of unity, teamwork, and the Tanzanian heritage are depicted in an understated way in order to form the cohesive and characteristic new logo that works seamlessly with the existing TDS graphic identity.
The winner received a cash prize of $200 and had his logo design embroidered on the work-study trip polo shirts. The 1st and 2nd runners-up received cash prizes of $60 and $40, respectively. This contest is made possible by a generous donation from Michael and Annette Knapstein of Michael Knapstein Photography.